Would like to get the forum's thoughts on how to handle a "transfer day" in Cairns. Before leaving Cairns on a domestic flight at 6:55 pm, we've a day free to do something. The days before we've been snorkelling the reef and visiting the rainforest on a guided tour. So, what to do this transfer day? We've been looking into the Scenic Railway, Kuranda Village and the Skyrail as a arranged tour, but it seems rather stressed. 1h in Kuranda Village before heading back...Seems short. We've also looked into going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventure as an arranged tour, but same thing there - a rather cramped program (unless 1h 20 min is time enough to go from the hotel drop off, picking up the bags and getting on to a transfer to the airport - seems risky).
So dropping arranged tours we've been looking into going on our own somehow. How should we put this together? We'd like to be in good time for the flight with some extra time on top of that and we have to store (or bring) our luggage somewhere/somehow (probably storing it at the hotel). A rental car might be an option too. Public transport? Sure! Also an option.
Any suggestions on how to put this together?